SFMTA Board > Nov. 1, 2011, minutes
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order
Chairman Nolan called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.
2. Roll Call
3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.
Chairman Nolan announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on “vibrate” cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the “off” position.
4. Approval of Minutes
On motion to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2011 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved (Heinicke-absent).
Board Secretary Boomer announced that Consent Calendar items 10.1 P through S had been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. She added that the closed session had been cancelled.
6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members
Chairman Nolan expressed appreciation to staff for the Cameron Beach yard dedication.
Director Brinkman requested a report on industry best practices with regard to how best to regulate intersections in order to give priority to transit vehicles.
Director Brinkman also asked that the SFMTA work with the police department and City Hall on a plan that would educate, encourage and enforce bicycle laws. Cyclists need a good set of rules to follow to ensure their safety and to hold them accountable.
Director Heinicke arrived.
Director Lee requested information regarding the types of parking meters in school zones including restrictions.
Director Oka requested information regarding the incident involving a cab driver and a cyclist.
Chairman Nolan requested a report from the Director of High Speed Rail Authority at a future meeting to discuss the status of the project and challenges faced by the HSR Authority and extending Caltrain to the new Transbay Terminal.
Andy Thornley expressed agreement with Director Brinkman’s comments. The Bicycle Coalition just completed a bike education week. They will be providing lights to cyclists as they do every year. There needs to be more accountability by everyone on the street. This idea has been around for years among riders and has been discussed in the Bike Plan. The Civil Grand Jury mentioned it as well. The SFBC is eager to work with the SFMTA to have a workable school for cyclists. The SFBC encourages the police to cite bad behavior and provide options.
7. Director’s Report (For discussion only)
-Special Recognition Award
Director Reiskin presented special recognition awards to Linda Willis, manager, Regional Transit Connection, Administration Division and the SFpark team including Jay Primus, Mariana Parreiras, Steve Lee, Baqir Hussain, Donovan Corliss, Eileen Ross and Lila Fung from the Finance and Information Technology Division; Amit Kothari from the Off-Street Parking Division; George Reynolds and Daryl Robinson from the Sustainable Streets Division’s Meter Shop; Michael Macario and Noel Laffey from the Sustainable Streets Division’s Sign Shop; Paul Rose from the Corporate Communications section; and James Lee from Safety, Training, Security and Enforcement Division.
Director Reiskin also discussed the Church and Duboce Improvement Project; Balboa Park Station Pedestrian and Bicycle Connection Project; the planned 14 and14L Mission service enhancements; the status of the proposed JFK bike lanes; meeting with labor leaders; and the November 14 workshop.
8. Citizens’ Advisory Council Report
9. Public Comment
Mark Gruberg expressed concern over a recent provision that would constitute an expansion of the medallion sales pilot program, lowering the age of an eligible seller from 70 to 60. People who didn’t purchase medallions could sell them. This is the wrong way to go. A definitive program is needed. This provision was a recommendation of the Taxi Advisory Council who, on a 9-5 vote, voted in favor. This wasn’t a disinterested decision on their part.
THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7th FLOOR.
10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board of Directors or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.
(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications:
A. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS – Southbound Jennings Street at Meade Avenue; and Northbound Jennings Court, easterly & westerly intersections, at Meade Avenue
B. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS – Stopping westbound and eastbound Sussex St. at Swiss St.
C. ESTABLISH – PERPENDICULAR PARKING – Moraga Street, north side, from 8th Avenue to 9th Avenue.
D. RESCIND – PERPENDICULAR PARKING – Bancroft Avenue, north side, from Keith Street to 85 feet easterly.
E. ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME (RED ZONE) – Fillmore Street, east side, from 60-feet south of Marina Boulevard to 40-feet southerly.
F. ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S and Z, 2 HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – Dolores Street, 700 Block, between Liberty and 21st Streets.
G. ESTABLISH – 1-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, EXCEPT RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA H and RESCIND – 2-HOUR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY – Holloway Street, south side, between Ralston and Vernon streets.
H. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS – Stopping northbound and southbound Steiner Street at Washington Street.
I. ESTABLISH - GATEWAY ISLAND and ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME – Funston Avenue, west side, from Balboa Street to 32 feet northerly; and 14th Avenue, east side, from Cabrillo Street to 32 feet southerly.
J. ESTABLISH – SIDEWALK EXTENSION AND NO PARKING ANYTIME – Fell Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 56 feet westerly.
K. ESTABLISH – NO RIGHT TURN – Southbound Marina Boulevard at Beach Street.
L. RESCIND – 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY – Berry St., 200 block, south side, between Fourth St. and Fifth St.
M. ESTABLISH – PARKING METER VARIABLE PRICE AREA (NO TIME LIMIT,
N. ESTABLISH – PARKING METER VARIABLE PRICE AREA (NO TIME LIMIT,
O. ESTABLISH – PARKING METER VARIABLE PRICE AREA (NO TIME LIMIT,
P. RESCIND – 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY – Seventh Street, 500 block and 600 block, east side, between Bryant Street and Townsend Street.
Q. ESTABLISH – PARKING METER AREA 3 (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) – Seventh Street, 500 block, 600 block, and 700 block, both sides, between Bryant Street and Berry Street.
R. ESTABLISH – PARKING METER AREA 3 (NO TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM
S. ESTABLISH – PARKING METER AREA 3 (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) – Division Street, unit block, between De Haro Street and Rhode Island Street.
T. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGN – Stopping Toledo Way at Mallorca Way; and Stopping Toledo Way at Pierce Street.
U. ESTABLISH – RED ZONE – 3rd St., west side, from King St. to 21 feet northerly.
V. ESTABLISH – NO PARKING VEHICLES MORE THAN 6 FEET TALL – Wayland Street, south side, from University Street to 100 feet westerly; and University Street, east side, from Wayland Street to 100 feet northerly.
W. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 10 PM TO 6 AM, DAILY – University Street, both sides, between Wayland and Woolsey streets.
X. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, 10 PM - 6 AM, DAILY – Rickard Street, both sides, between Barneveld and San Bruno avenues.
Y. ESTABLISH – RED ZONE – Prague Street, west side, from Geneva Avenue to 23 feet southerly.
Z. ESTABLISH – RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA S - ELIGIBILITY ONLY – 141-145 Gough Street Residences only.
AA. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING, MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM, DAILY – Illinois Street, west side, from 25th to Cesar Chavez streets; and 24th Street, both sides, from 100 feet east of Michigan Street to its easterly terminus.
BB. ESTABLISH – NO PARKING VEHICLES MORE THAN 6' TALL – Illinois Street, both sides, from 25th Street to 100 feet northerly; Illinois Street, both sides, from 24th Street to 100 feet northerly and southerly; 24th Street, both sides, from 3rd Street to 100 feet easterly of Michigan Street; Michigan Street, both sides, from 25th Street to 100 feet northerly; Michigan Street, both sides, from 24th Street to 100 feet southerly; and 25th Street, both sides, between 3rd and Illinois streets.
CC. ESTABLISH – STOP SIGNS – Stopping 26th Street at Bartlett Street.
DD. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – Hayes Street, south side, from Polk Street to Van Ness Ave.
EE. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME – King Street Service Roadway, west side, from Berry Street to 450' northerly; and King Street Service Roadway, east side, between Berry Street and 5th Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.)
Item 10.1 P through S were removed from the agenda at the request of staff.
(10.2) Adopting a Resolution of Support for the Outer Sunset Safe Routes to School Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.)
(10.3) Authorizing the Director of Transportation to enter into an Agreement with Probe Information Services for the provision of workers’ compensation investigative services in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 for a term of five years (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.)
No public comment.
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 P- S removed):
ADOPTED: AYES – Bridges, Brinkman, Heinicke, Lee, Nolan, Oka and Ramos
11. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA’s disclosure and due diligence obligations associated with issuing debt. (Explanatory documents include slide presentation.)
Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology; Sean Tierney, attorney; and Mark Blake, deputy city attorney presented the report.
No public comment.
12. Presentation and discussion regarding Director's and Officer's Liability Coverage. (Explanatory documents include slide presentation.)
Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology and Stacey Camillo, deputy director, Risk Management Division presented the report.
No public comment.
13. Presentation and discussion regarding Charter Section 8A.102 (c) (3), legal training and financial responsibilities of the Board and the Agency. (Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.)
Mariam Morley, deputy city attorney, presented the report.
No public comment.
14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a closed session.
No action. The closed session was cancelled.
ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m.
A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.
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